Rome, Italy, Nov 15, 2012 / 00:22 am
Cardinal Raymond L. Burke recently unveiled a monument he commissioned for his titular church – Saint Agatha of the Goths – of a saintly Irish monk who was ordained there in 1881.
"Cardinal Burke loves to build and loves to beautify … and this is a monument to this great man and this great event in his life, to remind us where this saint was ordained," said Duncan G. Stroik, the monument's designer, in a Nov. 14 interview with CNA.
The monument, to Blessed Columba Marmion which was dedicated Oct. 25, is located on the side aisle of the church and features a bas relief profile of the blessed above a Latin inscription.
The inscription proclaims, "Here in the church of Saint Agatha of the Goths, June 16, 1881, Joseph Marmion was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Dublin by Tobias Kirby, rector of the Irish College. Then, after entering the Order of Saint Benedict and taking the name Columba at the Abbey of Maredsous, he was elected the third abbot of the same community."